Kakao has patented a group pairing method for wireless intercommunication systems. The method involves acquiring information on slave devices, generating pairing lists, and establishing chain connections between devices for multipoint communication. The innovative system streamlines the pairing process for efficient communication within a group. GlobalData’s report on Kakao gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Kakao, Location-based IM was a key innovation area identified from patents. Kakao's grant share as of January 2024 was 48%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Group pairing method for wireless intercommunication system

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Kakao Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11889573B2) outlines a group pairing method for a wireless intercommunication system. The method involves acquiring information on slave wireless intercommunication devices and generating pairing lists using a master mobile device. These lists are then sorted according to a set connection order and transmitted between devices to establish a communication group. The process includes updating existing pairing lists, transmitting information between devices, and forming a series of wireless connections to enable multipoint communication within the group.

Furthermore, the patent details various steps within the group pairing method, such as acquiring device information through methods like QR codes, Bluetooth communication, or text messages. It also specifies the sorting process for pairing lists based on the set connection order, designating devices in a specific sequence. Additionally, the method involves transmitting pairing lists between slave and master devices, ultimately forming a series of wireless connections to facilitate multipoint communication. Overall, the patent provides a structured approach to creating intercommunication groups within a wireless system, enhancing the efficiency and organization of communication processes.

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